Free food pantries in Marietta and Cobb County.

If you need food, get information on various pantries, soup kitchen, food banks, and distribution centers in Cobb County Georgia. There are also government resources available, such as SNAP food stamps or free school lunches. A number of services and assistance programs are offered to the low income and people facing an emergency in the area.

Many of the Cobb County non-profit food pantries partner together and can refer families and individuals to other agencies, churches, or resources in the community. This in effect allows them to help the greatest number of people in the region. Anyone who is facing an emergency or hardship situation may be able to stop by a food bank for support in the form of, meals, groceries, meats, vegetables, and countless other perishable items. Rarely, if ever, will anyone be turned away if they ask for assistance. At the very least an individual may be redirected to other programs in the County or maybe state government assistance programs.

MUST Marietta and Smyrna - Ministries United for Service and Training
Location of pantry is - 460 Pat Mell Rd.
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Call (770) 436-9514

Acworth Emergency Food Pantry - Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Rd.
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Telephone: 770-419-5649
Offers free food to people in an emergency situation. Meals, counseling, and referrals to charities may also be provided if needed.

Christian Aid Mission Partnership/CAMP
Location of facility - 6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy. #12-A, Bldg. 12
Austell, Georgia 30168
Phone - (770) 819-0662
People of all backgrounds and religion can receive assistance. Whether financial, free holiday food, baby formula, or more, help is offered. More on Christian Aid Mission assistance programs.





My Brother's Keeper
Address: 3230 Meadowlark Ln.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Telephone: (678) 719-1093

Family Life Restoration Center, Inc.
6105 Mableton Pkwy.
Mableton, GA 30126
Call (770) 944-1066 for hours of food distribution. The center can also refer Cobb County Georgia families to other financial assistance and food programs.

First Baptist of Mableton - Lighthouse Community Ministries, Inc.
Location - 5385 Church St.
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone number - (770) 944-1719
Perishable items. Baby supplies, formula, and holiday meals are all distributed.

Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell St., NE Ste. 100, Mansour Center
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Call (770) 428-2601
Case managers can direct clients to local pantries. They also have applications on government programs such as USDA Commodities, SNAP food stamps, summer meals for students and much more. More on food programs at the Center for Family Resources.

Greater Community Mission Center
406 Roswell St.
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 590-8510
Call for information on thrift stores, clothing, groceries, and social services.

MUST Marietta - Ministries United for Service and Training
Address - 1407 Cobb Pkwy.
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone number - (770) 427-9862




Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church - Light of Hope Community Outreach
The main address is 566 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone - (770) 428-3681
A soup kitchen can also help the homeless or people in poverty.

Cobb County Georgia Salvation Army
Address - 202 Waterman St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Main phone number - (770) 724-1640
Get information on a number of programs for you and your family. They range from free food and groceries up through social services, clothing and financial assistance. There are also seasonal Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in Cobb County. Get help apply for food stamps, WIC, and other aid too.

Schaffer Road Church of Christ
554 Schaffer Rd.
Marietta, GA 30060
Dial (770) 437-9047 to reach a representative at the church.

Shepherd's House
Location - 933 Roswell St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone number - (770) 792-0097
Some clients can be referred to a Meals on Wheels service.

Storehouse Ministries of Noonday Baptist Association
Confidential Address
Marietta, Georgia 30066
(770) 428-8410
Emergency bags of groceries, items such as personal hygiene supplies or paper goods, and support is for low income families and seniors.

Turner Chapel AME Church
Church location is 492 N. Marietta Pkwy.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: (770) 422-6791





Greater True Vine Church of God in Christ, Inc.
4122 Austell Powder Springs Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone - (404) 397-7914
Call to make an appointment for meals and free food.

Walton Nursing Hospice Services, Inc.
Address of services administered - 3401 Florence Cir. Ste. 100
Powder Springs, Georgia 30127
Dial - (770) 222-6801

For additional pantries, or for information on federal or state of Georgie benefits that can prevent hunger, call 404-892-9822. Examples of services in Cobb County may be Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), WIC for single or new mothers, and of course SNAP food stamps.


By Jon McNamara

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